Zendaya, 20, and New York Giants superstar Odell Beckham Jr., 24, are making headlines yet again for their rumored romance — so here is everything you need to know about the what appears to be the latest Hollywood fling.
Chatter of the pair’s alleged relationship first started back in February 2016 when the Disney star and the wide receiver were spotted getting cozy during a Grammy after-party.
But when the actress and Beckham left the Republic Records soiree, Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, who was accompanying the two, suggested his daughter and the 24-year-old were just friends.
Just one week later, however, HipHollywood caught up with Zendaya to talk about the ongoing rumors — something the actress didn’t exactly deny. “I have full decision on whatever I do with my life,” Z stated. “I’m growing and evolving … I do what I want.”
Gossip of the duo’s budding romance seemingly became quiet following the Grammy saga, but the chatter resurfaced this past weekend when Daya was spotted courtside at the Knicks game with OBJ.
The two, who appeared to be having a blast, allegedly didn’t arrive together to the game — Zendaya was with her mother and O with a group of guy friends. But after photos leaked, the dating chatter was back in full swing.
“It happens all the time. Literally, if I show up anywhere with anyone, that automatically happens,” she told Extra about being photographed alongside the athlete. “It’s funny because I didn’t go there with him, actually; he just happened to be there as well.”
She added, “I didn’t know he was going to be there. Immediately when I saw him I was like, ‘Oh, dang it!’”
Beckham has previously been linked to Demi Lovato and Khloé Kardashian. Zendaya, however, has yet to be “officially” linked to any A-list stars.